[ siks-teen-moh ]
/ ˈsɪksˈtin moʊ /
noun, plural six·teen·mos.
Also called sextodecimo. a book size (about 4×6 in.; 10×15 cm) determined by printing on sheets folded to form 16 leaves or 32 pages.
a book of this size. Symbol: 16mo, 16°
printed, folded, or bound in sixteenmo; sextodecimo.
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Other sizes occasionally used are called “sixteenmo” or “sextodecimo,” “eighteenmo” or “octodecimo,” etc.The Story of Books|Gertrude Burford Rawlings
British Dictionary definitions for sixteenmo
/ (ˈsɪksˈtiːnməʊ) /
noun plural -mos
Also called: sextodecimo a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 16 leaves or 32 pages, each one sixteenth the size of the sheetOften written: 16mo, 16°
a book of this size
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